Offshore Wind Farm Operations Engineer
E.ON provides electricity and gas to millions of customers across the UK. Our vision is a simple one: we want to be the trusted energy partner for our customers. We back technologies like Combined Heat & Power (CHP) that recycle heat and lower bills. With 23 wind farms and the country’s largest biomass power plant, we’re major investors in renewable and alternative energy. And we won Large Supplier of the Year in 2014 and came top for Overall Customer Satisfaction in 2012 and 2013 at the uSwitch Energy Awards. It’s a record we’re proud of and with your help, one we’ll maintain.
Offshore Wind farm
Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is due to become operational in mid-2017 with final completion in early 2018. This placement is within the Engineering department of the Wind Farm Operations team and will be based at the site’s operations facility in Newhaven harbour.
What you’ll do
- You’ll be involved in the development of the engineering strategy for a selected major component/system (turbine structures, blades, gearboxes, generators, foundations & seabed, high-voltage transmission system)
- Identify long-term inspection and maintenance requirements and innovative cost-effective methods of assessing and maintaining integrity
- Model and optimise methods of carrying out required work, taking account of all resources and variables such as personnel, crew transfer vessel selection and availability, fuel, weather and breakdowns
- Negotiate, place and manage contracts for outsourced activities
- Develop and implement innovative approaches to the use of the site’s computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) for the planning, scheduling, tracking and recording of inspection work
What we’re looking for
You’ll need to be someone who is able to learn and quickly understand new technologies and systems as well as having the ability to build strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You’ll need to source data from a range of sources, analysing and utilising that data effectively. You’ll also be able to identify innovative methods of solving problems as well as having the ability to produce clear and justified recommendations, demonstrating the confidence to challenge current ‘industry best practice’.
The desirable skills or experience we look for: knowledge of the renewable energy sector is useful, along with hands-on experience of building/maintaining any type of physical asset (i.e. house, car, bike).